Accession Number : ADA304353

Title :   Anthropometry and Mass Distribution for Human Analogues, Volume I. Military Male Aviators.

Corporate Author : NAVAL BIODYNAMICS LAB NEW ORLEANS LA

PDF Url : ADA304353

Report Date : MAR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : Anthropometric and mass distribution data for use in constructing three-dimensional human analogues -- mathematical models or test dummies -- are presented in this report. Included here are body dimensions, joint locations, and mass distribution properties appropriate for modeling the Small, Mid-size, and Large male aviator of the l98Os. The data were derived from: (1) 139 body dimensions of standing and seated males obtained by traditional anthropometric methods; (2) mass distribution data for body segments obtained by stereophotographic techniques; and (3) skeletal joint centers obtained by estimation. The anthropometric data, generated from multiple regressions on stature and weight, are suitable as the basis for models to be used in testing responses to impact and other mechanical forces; they are not recommended for other purposes such as the sizing of clothing and personal protective equipment, or workspace design.

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *HUMANS, *ANALOGS, *ANTHROPOMETRY, POSITION(LOCATION), IMPACT, DISTRIBUTION, MASS, PILOTS, RESPONSE, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, PERSONNEL, MALES, WORK, SPACE(ROOM), FORCE(MECHANICS), SKELETON.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Numerical Mathematics
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE